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Feb. 9 - Alderwoman Shabazz Invites Residents to Project DeRenne Meeting

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Savannah Business Journal Staff Report

February 9, 2018 - City of Savannah District 5 Alderwoman Dr. Estella Shabazz encourages residents and businesses to attend and participate in an important drop-in meeting regarding Project DeRenne. The meeting is being held by the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT).

What: Public Scoping Meeting, Environmental Impact Statement

When: Tuesday, February 13th from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (drop-in)

Where: Eckburg Auditorium, Savannah Technical College, 5717 White Bluff Rd.

This meeting is the next milestone activity in the environmental process for the project. GDOT, federal environmental professionals and members of the Project DeRenne design team will inform the public on the current status, answer questions and seek feedback on various aspects of the project.

Stations will be set up around the meeting room and cover topics such as:

  • Environmental Impact Statement Process and Schedule
  • Project Area Context
  • Issues and Opportunities from the project
  • Other Alternatives Considered look at this

There will be information at each station to encourage participation and comments. There will be no formal presentation. Comments can be made at the meeting in written or verbal formats. Display information, handouts, and other documents will be posted to the project website for further study and review.

In 2008, City of Savannah initiated a project known as Project DeRenne to determine the future of the DeRenne Ave. corridor while seeking to balance the often competing objectives of transportation and neighborhood connectivity. Project DeRenne is currently in Phase 3 of a five-phase process for developing long term solutions for the revitalization of the corridor. For more information visit the City’s website at

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